Easy Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe

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Whenever we go to Hawaii, we always order tropical cocktails either at Happy Hour or with our dinner.

While I usually go with a Mai Tai or Pina Colada, my husband always picks a Hawaiian Lava Flow drink.

It’s kind of like a Pina Colada, but with a burst of strawberry flavor. And it’s layered in a way that’s super pretty!

This lava flow alcoholic drink recipe has no added sugar and it’s also dairy-free.

Keep scrolling for the best Lava Flow drink recipe that’s super easy to make and sure to transport you to Hawaii!

Tropical Cocktail FAQs

What’s a Lava Flow?

A Hawaiian lava flow cocktail is a frozen blended drink with strawberry, pineapple, and coconut that’s mixed with ice and rum. It’s one of the most popular Hawaiian cocktails.

What alcohol goes well with pineapple?

Most tropical drinks have either rum or vodka. This Lava Flow recipe uses 2 different types of rum that blend well with the pineapple juice.

Does pineapple soak up alcohol?

Yes! Pineapple is known for absorbing the flavors of just about any type of alcohol. That’s one of the reasons it’s such a popular tropical drink ingredient.

Recipe for Lava Flow Cocktails

Makes 4 servings

Lava Flow Drink Ingredients

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Hawaiian Lava Flow Recipe

In a blender, combine the coconut rum, the light rum, and frozen strawberries. Blend to a puree. Transfer to a clean container or pitcher.

Rinse the blender clean. Add pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.

Divide the strawberry and rum mixture among 4 serving glasses. Then slowly pour the pineapple coconut mixture into each glass on top of the other mixture.

Garnish with pineapple slices and strawberries (optional)

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How to Get The Lava Flow Effect

Lava Flow cocktails are made in two parts. First you’ll blend the frozen strawberries and both rums until smooth. Pour this mixture into serving glasses.

Next, rinse the blender clean. Then blend the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice until smooth.

Now, to get the lava flow effect, slowly pour the white mixture over the strawberry mixture in each glass and watch the colors flow.

Keeping it Cold

To make ahead of time: refrigerate each component after blending to keep them really cold before you assemble the drinks.

However, don’t make this cocktail too far ahead because the icy components in step two will melt and you will not get the lava flow effect.

Looking for more Hawaiian cocktails? Check out my recipes for the best Hawaiian mai tai, frozen mango margarita, pineapple vodka lemonade, and mango passion fruit wine slushie.

Yield: 4

Easy Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make this Hawaiian lava flow cocktail recipe by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids. Image of a glass filled with a strawberry, pineapple coconut drink.

Want a super tasty tropical cocktail that will have you dreaming of Hawaii? You'll love this easy Hawaiian lava flow cocktail recipe filled with coconut, pineapple, and strawberries!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 4 ounces coconut rum
  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 8 ounces pineapple juice
  • 8 ounces cream of coconut
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • pineapple slices and cherries for garnishing, optional

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the coconut rum, the light rum, and frozen strawberries. Blend to a puree. Transfer to a clean container or pitcher.
  2. Rinse the blender clean. Add pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Divide the strawberry and rum mixture among 4 serving glasses. Then slowly pour the pineapple coconut mixture into each glass on top of the other mixture.
  4. Garnish with pineapple slices and strawberries (optional)

Notes

Lava Flow cocktails are made in two parts. First you’ll blend the frozen strawberries and both rums until smooth. Pour this mixture into serving glasses.Next, rinse the blender clean. Then blend the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice until smooth. Now, to get the lava flow effect, slowly pour the white mixture over the strawberry mixture in each glass and watch the colors flow.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

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